See Why the 2.7 Carrera RS Is the Greatest Dual-Purpose Porsche Ever Created

  • Photo by Petrolicious
    1973 2.7 Carrera RS Photo by Petrolicious
  • Photo by Petrolicious
    1973 2.7 Carrera RS Photo by Petrolicious
  • Photo by Petrolicious
  • Photo by Petrolicious
  • Lindsay Bjerregaard

 

 

 

What Robb Report partner Petrolicious describes as the “brawny brother” to the Porsche 911, the 1973 2.7 Carrera RS sets itself apart thanks to a ducktail rear spoiler, big brakes, flared fenders and, most importantly, its reputation as the greatest dual-purpose Porsche the marque ever created. The 2.7 Carrera RS was developed to meet Group 4 Special GT series homologation rules but became so popular that Porsche produced more than 1,500 examples—well over the 500 car minimum that was originally intended.

Although the car wasn’t certified in the U.S., four of them found their way stateside including the one featured in this video. Originally owned by Porsche racecar driver and distributor Vasek Polek, the car now belongs to Mark Haddawy who describes the 2.7 Carrera RS as magical to drive and impressively fast, despite being over 40 years old. (petrolicious.com)

See more videos from Petrolicious >>

From Around the Web...
Richard Petty
The titan of the track discusses why he won, where he competes now, and how he defines luxury…
Robb Report's Car of the Year contest ended in a tie between the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder and the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The results mark a first in the annual event’s history and bode well for the industry…
Robb Report Car of the Year 2017
During Robb Report’s annual competition to determine which sport or luxury car best deserves to be...
More than 150 Robb Report readers convened in Napa Valley to judge 13 extraordinary automobiles…
Watch video profiles of each of the Car of the Year 2017 contenders...
The Giulia Quadrifoglio, the high-performance variant of Alfa Romeo’s new sedan, went on sale in December with a starting price of $72,000.
The top-of-the-line sedan is powered by a biturbo V-6 that churns out more than 500 hp…
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3
Next year, the model comes with a new engine, a revised chassis, and plenty of performance…
The 2017 Ruf CTR at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
With 700 hp and a top speed of 223 mph, this two-door tears it up…
If the DB11 were less of a looker, it might earn more attention for being the Best-performing, best-handling Aston Martin yet
The company’s first all-new car in 13 years was worth the wait…
The Lexus LC 500 will arrive at U.S. dealerships this spring sporting a bold new look for the brand…